Social Activists, Nutan Thakur and Amitabh Thakur have requested the Lucknow Nagar Nigam and Lucknow Development Authority to enquire into how Sahara Shaher (Sahara City) surfaced and take necessary action accordingly. They have also prayed to be shown the official documents related with the Sahara Shahar.
The activists presented a
25 page licence agreement dated October 22, 1994 signed between
Lucknow Nagar Nigam and SaharaIndia Housing Limited, according to
which Nagar Nigam gave the 170 acre land obtained from Lucknow
Development Authority (LDA) to Sahara Housing with an undertaking
that Sahara Housing would construct plots and flats and would allot
them to general public, though the possession and title of the land
would remain vested in Nagar Nigam, who shall in turn be signing
these lease deeds. This scheme was to get completed within 4 years.
In addition a provisional
lease dead, dated 22 October 1994, finalised through final deed dated
June 23, 1995 gave the 40 acre land in village Ujariaon and Jiamau on
30 years lease to Sahara Housing to develop it as a Green belt within
Sahara Housing has not
complied with these agreement conditions till date. Instead of making
plots and flats for common people and creating Green belt, it has
turned in into a fortress like Sahara Shaher.
Hence, the activists duo
Nutan Thakur and Amitabh Thakur have requested for a specialised
high-level enquiry committee consisting of specialists from urban
development, finance and law to enquire into the matter thereby
fixing accountability as well as suggesting the best possible course
of action in public interest to be taken now.